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Former Dewey Chairman Steven Davis, right, exits the courthouse with his attorney, Elkan Abramowitz, left. (Credit: Law360)

Dewey Jury Nears Breaking Point As Mistrial Looms

The unusually long deliberations in the Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP fraud trial are putting a mental and physical strain on jurors and could force a New York state judge to either declare a mistrial or take the rare step of substituting an alternate in a last-ditch attempt to break the deadlock.

  • Suit Filed To Remove 'Incompetent' Dallas DA From Office

    Dallas County's district attorney — who recently opened up about suffering from mental illness after a two-month leave of office — was hit with a lawsuit in state court Tuesday calling for her removal by a recently terminated high-ranking office member, saying the DA's illness has rendered her incompetent.

  • Planned Parenthood To Refuse Fetal Tissue Reimbursement

    Planned Parenthood will no longer accept federal reimbursement for fetal tissue donation, the nonprofit said Tuesday, explaining that although the practice is legal, the organization aims to show that its opponents' attacks are unrelated to fetal tissue research and based entirely on restricting access to abortions.

  • Apple Faces $399M Damages For Infringing WARF Patent: Jury

    A Wisconsin federal jury decided Monday that Apple Inc.'s iPhones and iPads infringe a Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation computer processor patent, which could result in a damages award of nearly $400 million.

  • Wilson Sonsini Partner Tapped For Del. Chancery Seat

    Delaware Gov. Jack Markell tapped Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC partner Tamika Montgomery-Reeves on Tuesday as a vice chancellor on the First State's venerable Chancery Court, the first African-American judge to sit on that bench if confirmed.

  • CIA Prisoners Sue Psychologists Over Torture Contracts

    The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit Tuesday on behalf of former prisoners of the CIA against two psychologists said to have “laid the foundations” for the agency’s torture program, using a recent Senate report as grounds for the claims in Washington federal court.

  • UBS Strikes $20M SEC Deal Over Structured Note Disclosures

    UBS agreed Tuesday to pay nearly $20 million to settle a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission claim that it made false and misleading statements and omitted information when offering complex securities known as structured notes to retail investors.

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